9. Watching TV shows
423 people aged from 18 to 25 took part in a study at the University of Michigan. They completed an online survey assessing regular television viewing, binge-watching, sleep quality, fatigue, insomnia, and pre-sleep alertness. Binge-watching was defined as “watching multiple consecutive episodes of the same television show in one sitting on a screen.” The authors of the study claim that because TV shows are usually suspenseful, the viewers have to be completely immersed in the plot.
As a result, such an intensive interaction with TV content may require a longer recovery period to fall asleep. This may cause insomnia.
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